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Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be difficult (in 1396 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1489 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Target's management doesn't care about their employees."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There really aren't any, even the discount is an insult.

    Cons

    The pay is low, employees are treated unfairly, management is unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at connecting with your employees, and understanding them. Take time to speak with them about any issues that may be keeping them from finishing tasks rather than talking down to them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "5 years of extremely faithful and loyal service, for what? Just to get fired for helping a 'guest.'"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Team Member/Guest Service Attendant in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Team Member/Guest Service Attendant in Chico, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The volunteer events at T-0317 are worth putting up with all the hardships of working there.

    Cons

    You have to work the weekends, mandatory minimums of working 2 nights a week plus weekends. ETL's do not approve of much time off. Management does not inform team members of benefits (such as FMLA, bereavement, and the ability to use sick pay). When team members ask for such things they are denied, leaving them either to steal from the company, quit, or call the hotline, which falls on deaf ears.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, hunker down on the team leads, not the team members, or a UNION will be correcting your mistakes shortly.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't ever be sick."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good seasonal second job.

    Cons

    Management suck. When calling in sick, they say that I wasn't trying hard enough and this is from a person who never called in sick in two years. I was told by a prior employee that they want you to come in, go to the bathroom and throw up and then come back and work. Can you believe it? Its true.

    Advice to Management

    Becareful or be sued.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "run far far away"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member/Sales Floor Team Trainer in Harlingen, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member/Sales Floor Team Trainer in Harlingen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    their is some team spirit on the floor but mangement always kills it by over working you

    Cons

    in texas they do not have workmens comp it is a in-store plan that can be changed at companys will.
    their medical care is not good. if you get hurt find an attorney. the in-store senior management does not work or help floor team members. they over work you and under pay you EVERYTHING is to their advantage

    Advice to Management

    do your job. be nice to your employees. if an employee gettes hurt help them get better they got hurt working for you. acknowledge when someone is doing a good job. when someone tells you something is wrong and you are the one that can fix it don't sit on your hands


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run don't walk from the Apple Valley Super Target."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Apple Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Apple Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a kid just out of high school, it will give you work experience but be sure to stay living with your parents, so they pay all the bills. If your a bored housewife it will give you something to do while your kids are in school, or while your husband watches them at night.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, hours being cut to 8 to 12 per week, if the powers that be take a dislike to you for what ever reason, you will never get promoted or even given the chance to transfer. If you need to support a family and you find yourself at this store, your in trouble financially. you will never be recognized for a job well done, the job responsibilities will never be clearly explained. poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Provide excellent training, ensure your E.T.L's., and department leads conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, take care of the hard working employees with out whom you would have no store by giving them back their hours so they can feed their children and pay their bills, and lose the attitude that "your replacable". I actually had one of your E.T.L's. tell me they were not sure of me because of my "age"??????? I'm only in my 40's. and I thought ageism was against the law anyway.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Over Worked...under paid"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The peers that you work with tend to become like family to you. Some of the best resources in the retail market.

    Cons

    Some of the District management is not the best with working with people. Senior management really need to take Executives to the side and really talk to them. If a person goes over the District manager's head for some reason it seems like that person end up on corrective action not long after that. If people at the group level really likes this person then nothing is going to be done no matter if a group of people complain or one person.

    Advice to Management

    Go in the stores and spend time (one on one) with the Executives and gain feedback. Spend time with a few stores within a district and get them off stage and really hear what they are saying. Unfortunately, Senior management don't have much interaction with the Executives and there need to be more for something to be done. It could be a GREAT place to work if the right people are in place.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Respecting diversity"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, coworkers. Getting leave of absence is easy.

    Cons

    Low pay, selling their Target credit card, expensive benefits.

    Advice to Management

    They should make sure that management works well around a diverse pool of workers

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Target has dreadful retention rates for good reason. Avoid retail in general but Best Buy is much better."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money for not having to think.

    Cons

    typical raise is 3 percent, poor management, work culture, fake happiness, lots of hours for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    The BA job can be done by high schoolers with ease. Try to give us some challenging work for 50+ k a year.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Long hours, fairly low pay and one incompetent store team lead"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok pay for executives, even though at our store we were far more underpayed than at others in the area. They gave us a lot of freedom when it came to recognizing our team members.

    Cons

    LONG hours. Once you get something done right, there will be new expectations. If an endcap needs to be set and you've already been there for 12 hours, the store manager will make you set it before going home. And don't count on help from your team members since there are not enough to get the job done.
    Best part was that from a number of execs the yearly bonus was taken away by reducing our review score far below what we should have gotten based on our financial results.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reducing the number of Team Leads and Executives in each building while talking about work/life balance for management.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Target needs experienced executive staff"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bellevue, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This is a good place for young people who need a job to work around their school schedule. Older workers are treated somewhat disrespectfully.

    Cons

    Very un-appreciated for the amount of hard work given and expected.

    Advice to Management

    You need to quit recruiting out of college and get some older, more life-experienced people in executiove positions. Some of the executive staff have absolutely no people skills due to their young age.


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